UHV offers free tickets for all-star baseball game

Crossroads residents can now get free tickets to a Fourth of July collegiate league all-star baseball game sponsored by the University of Houston-Victoria. 

The Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game will take place at Riverside Stadium inside Riverside Park. At 6:05 p.m., the league will hold a home run derby, and the game will begin at 7:05 p.m. Admission is free with an advance ticket. A limited number of free tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Vic Morgan

“UHV is excited to sponsor the All-Star Game,” UHV President Vic Morgan said. “Baseball is a popular sport, and we are glad to offer a free outing for community members to come out and watch America’s favorite pastime.”

Fans will receive UHV giveaways at the gate. They also can take part in games and contests between innings throughout the evening. Those who come wearing a UHV T-shirt will be entered into a drawing to win special prizes during the game. Because the game is taking place on the Fourth of July, patriotic music will be played at different times during the game, and one of the on-field games will be a hot dog eating contest. The national anthem will be sung by Cassie Cameron, a UHV senior double majoring in history and psychology.

The Victoria Generals play in the Texas Collegiate League, a collegiate summer wooden bat league consisting of five teams from Texas and Louisiana. This summer, UHV pitcher Jonathan Jimenez is playing for the Generals.

Mike Yokum

TCL players who excel during the first half of the season are selected for the All-Star Game. Last season, 11 Generals players were chosen as all-stars, and the players participating in this season’s game will be announced about four days prior to the game.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to see some great up-and-coming talent on the field,” said Mike Yokum, Victoria Generals vice president and manager. “The home run derby always is a fan favorite, and we’ll have some fun audience-participation games during the All-Star Game. It’s going to be a great night.”

Area residents can pick up tickets before July 4 at three locations in Victoria during regular business hours.

  • Victoria Convention and Visitors Bureau, 702 N. Main St., Suite 101
  • City of Victoria Public Information Office, 702 N. Main St., Suite 113
  • UHV University Center, first floor kiosk, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

For more information, call UHV Marketing & Communications at 361-570-4341.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.